In-Person Workshops

All workshops listed here are in-person and will be taught in our studios on Rhode Island Street.

 

SFCB Covid-19 policies (updated March 2022): All students are required to show proof of vaccination and wear a well-fitting mask (no bandanas or gaiters) for the duration of the workshop

 

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Workshops: In-Person
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Printing Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions while printing your own cards.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 12:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 5:00 PM
Tim Svenonius

Adventures in Color Theory! Make the color wheel into more than just a conceptual model by bending and shaping it to suit your palette and purpose.

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, October 10, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

While bookbinding and book repair share many skills and techniques, they are also distinct pursuits. This course is intended to introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 10, 2022, 6:00 PM
End: Monday, October 10, 2022, 9:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

Hand lettering for all, even those with the shakiest of handwriting! Ease into the art of calligraphy with this beginning class in penmanship, letter formation, layout techniques, and calligraphic processes and materials.

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Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, October 16, 2022, 4:00 PM
Katie Leavens

Learn the art of medieval illumination and decorative painting, but with modern materials.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, October 16, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 23, 2022, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Protect your prints and books in elegant clamshell presentation boxes.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 5:30 PM
Brian Ferrett

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

This introduction to leatherwork for bookbinding covers the tools and techniques commonly used in leather bookbinding today.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 23, 2022, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 23, 2022, 5:00 PM
Kate Laster

Learn about the tender art of subtractive drawing that is papercut! What happens when we make images with razor sharp sweetness?

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 24, 2022, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 24, 2022, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Is it possible to print a photograph letterpress? Yes, it is!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Explore the unique capabilities and three-dimensional movement of the flag book—a structure composed of crisscrossing “flags” or small pages attached to an accordion-folded spine.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 30, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 30, 2022, 3:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

'Tis the season to send some cards! Get an introduction to letterpress printing on cylinder presses while creating personalized and original holiday stationery.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 30, 2022, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 30, 2022, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to make your own hand printed textiles and use them to create a unique hard covered stab binding journal.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, October 31, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, November 4, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking. It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them to work in our bindery.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 5:00 PM
Elaine Chu

Learn a modern take on the Chinese Thread Book, also known as Zhen Xian Bao.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 7, 2022, 6:00 PM
End: Monday, November 7, 2022, 9:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 12:30 PM
Jody Alexander

Make a book with origami pages and lots of pockets for storing notes, photos, and secret messages.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 5:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

Colorful and fun, this method of decorating paper is easy to learn and the papers created can be used for many purposes.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 1:30 PM
End: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 4:30 PM
Jody Alexander

Make a paper box with 28 surfaces for images and words... that explodes!

Open
Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 13, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 13, 2022, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound. In this class students will bind a book employing thick paper as a folded and laced wrapper.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, November 13, 2022, 12:00 PM
End: Sunday, November 20, 2022, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking for a creative way to produce letterpress printed imagery for your print and book projects? Try pressure printing! Learn the process of building plates made from paper to add graphics to your letterpress prints.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, November 14, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

The four class Cylinder Core Certificate Program allows students to quickly learn letterpress basics while also addressing relief printing in general.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 14, 2022, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, November 14, 2022, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 3
Start: Friday, November 18, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 20, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

After Orientation to Leather, take the plunge into the world of leather bookbinding. In this 3-day workshop students will refine their leather working skills while making a book that advances the skills learned in Bookbinding Core 4.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition of your own small poster!

Open
Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

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Printing Core Curriculum
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Learn to print from photopolymer plates in this final Core course; walk away with a stack of stationery featuring digital artwork printed from polymer plates.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 12:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Learn how to combine the basic structure of a star book with the theatrical 3D effects of a tunnel book.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, December 5, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, December 9, 2022, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking. It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them to work in our bindery.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 11, 2022, 5:30 PM
Li Jiang

A two-day course on the ins and outs of make-ready, the whys and the why nots.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 11, 2022, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 11, 2022, 5:00 PM
Dorothy Yuki

A book structure with personality built into the cover, buttonhole books allow for exposed sewing and decorative cuts that give a window from the outside in.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, December 15, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, December 16, 2022, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The Roman wax tablet, or pugillare, was used for all sorts of written material of the time, from tax invoices and shopping lists to poetry. Learn to make your own and keep all your lists the old-school way.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 18, 2022, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Make a handsome, two-piece box with a tooled label – this is the last word in luxury boxes and makes a lovely gift!

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